Saturday, August 20, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

Back from vacation and attempting to catch up with my work. The galley for Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword (releases August 31st) was waiting for me. I have guest posts for the blog tour to finish. I'm getting back beta info on Releasing Chaos. I might be able to submit the manuscript to the publisher by the first weekend in September. *fingers crossed*

Title: Werewolves of Chernobyl
Author(s): KA Merikan, LA Witt
Length: 323 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Poly / M/M/M / Suspense / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Shifter / Werewolf  /

NotesPOSSIBLE SPOILERS: Themes: shifter, werewolf, menage, knotting, urban exploration, cultural differences, disability, hierarchy, USSR, isolated from the world, society of men, PTSD, military, secret organization 

Blurb: --- Being kidnapped by two werewolves is an adventure after all, right? Right?! ---

If Quinn wants to get the best photos for his travel blog, no gate is too tall, and no ‘do not enter’ sign actually means he won’t go in. What he finds in a hidden exclusion zone by Chernobyl blows his mind. Mutants? Monsters? He doesn’t know, but he is bound to find out when not one but two of them break into his hotel.

Too bad the rules and attitudes they have toward sex don’t match Quinn’s at all.


Born with a disabled hand, smaller than the other werewolves, Dima is the lowest of the low in his pack, but when he meets the loveliest human he’s ever seen, he knows his luck has changed.

The last thing he expects though is his beloved friend Nazar turning on him once Dima’s affection for Quinn deepens, and he refuses to be mounted by Nazar anymore.


Nazar is a high ranking soldier in his pack, but in his powerful body hides a gentle soul, and all he wants is to escape the pack with Dima. But once Dima claims Quinn as his, secrets Nazar has so far kept hidden rear their ugly head.

The werewolf language doesn’t have words to describe what they crave, so Quinn might be the only one to help them solve the puzzle of the desires that go against the rules of their pack.

WARNING: This book contains steamy content, graphic violence, and elements that might be considered taboo.

Title: Shatterproof
Author(s): Xen Sanders
Length: 188 pages
Publisher: Riptide

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: "Saint's afraid to die. Grey can't stand to live."

Grey Jean-Marcelin wants to die. He thought painting his passion-vivid portrayals of Haitian life and vodou faith-would be enough to anchor him to this world. But it isn't. And when the mysterious man known only as Saint saves Grey from a suicide attempt, it's more curse than blessing-until Grey discovers that Saint isn't just an EMT. He's a banished fae, and can only survive by draining the lives of those he loves.

All Saint needed was a simple bargain: one life willingly given for another. But as Saint's feelings for Grey grow deeper, centuries of guilt leave him desperate to save a man who doesn't want salvation, even if Grey's life means Saint's death.

When Grey's depression consumes him, only he can decide if living is worth the struggle. Yet his choice may come too late to save his life . . . or Saint's soul. And whatever choice he makes, it may shatter them both.

Title: Storm
Series: Bad Boys of X-Ops, 3
Author(s): Rie Warren
Length: 283

Genre:  Romance / Undercover / Alpha Male / Contemporary / Former Military /


Blurb: What happens when the boss lady teams up with a badass alpha male during an outlaw MC takedown . . .


I’m headed back to the Blood Legion MC in New Orleans, my old stomping grounds. Guns. Thugs. Broads. Cocaine nightmares. A Mexican cartel, cracker coke runners, and now there’s a new international threat in town.

Blaize Carmichael is my only partner in this op. Blaize. As a biker babe. Jeeesus. I’ve had a bone for her from day one when she walked into headquarters—haughty, superior, and always in charge.

There’s a goddamn good chance we’ll get made, played, and put in the grave as government-issue traitors. But I can’t help it—I love to get rough, raw, dirty, and dominant with her.

No more yes ma’am, no ma’am. Blaize is about to find out I don’t always takes orders as issued.


I can’t stand the way Storm calls me woman or cher or sexy. As soon as we’re back in DC, I’m going to wipe that infuriating wicked smirk right off his dangerously handsome face.

I’m always prepared for every scenario. I’ve built my career on complete professionalism in and out of the field. But when Storm comes at me with wild animal lust—when he opens up to me—when he opens me up, I can’t say no. I don’t want to.

We’re in danger every single day we stay in NOLA. There is no way we can make it out alive. Not together. Not this time.

Please note: This story includes a discussion of rape. This painful conversation is necessary for the growth of the couple's relationship.

Title: Impact Velocity
Series: The Physics of Falling, 3
Author(s): Leah Petersen
Length: 276 pages
Publisher Dragon Moon Press (April 1, 2014)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Space Opera / Sci-Fi /


Blurb: Jake has finally found peace and a family with the man he loves. But when the unimaginable happens, Jake finds himself on the run with his greatest enemy and the man who betrayed them both. If he can’t find a way to bring down the man who now wields the power of an emperor, he’ll lose not just his own life, but his daughter’s as well.

Title: Damned If You Do
Author(s): Marie Sexton
Length: 123 pages
PublisherSamhain Publishing, Ltd. (June 14, 2016)
Genre:  Romance / Gay / Demons / Fantasy / Paranormal /


Blurb: The path to temptation is paved with a hellish amount of paperwork.

Soul acquisition is a drag, but if Abaddon doesn’t catch up on his quota, he could be demoted to scooping poop for the Hounds of Hell. With a deadline hanging over him, he heads for the Bible Belt, looking for the perfect combination of sweetness and challenge.

Seth is a blind musician, part of a traveling tent revival. He’s cute, mystically talented, and quotes the Bible at every turn. His soul is pure enough to fill Abaddon’s quota for months to come, and Abaddon is determined to claim it.

The problem? There’s the revival foreman who watches Abaddon’s every move. Then there’s the mystery of Seth’s many unusual talents. Lastly, there’s Abaddon himself. He’s beginning to like Seth a bit too much. Maybe Seth deserves something better than damnation.

But Hell’s agenda isn’t negotiable, and time is running out. If Abaddon doesn’t play his cards right, he could condemn both of them to the worst fate of all—an eternity apart.

Warning: Contains a Bible-quoting twink and an irreverent devil who’ll do anything to avoid going “back to the office”. Also, snakes. Lots and lots of snakes.

Title: Dreamsnare
Author(s): Althea Claire Duffy
Length: 45 pages
PublisherLess Than Three Press, LLC; 1 edition (June 21, 2016)
Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Bisexual / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: Once Kereda was a successful shoemaker, but she lost everything: her career, her marriage, her home. When her new roommate tells her a curse might have been haunting her all these years, she seeks out Serin the dreamworker to have it undone.

But the curse isn't what Kereda expects—and she and Serin end up trapped in a twisted dreamworld, forced to confront their painful pasts together if they hope to uncover the plot against them.

Title: Against the Wall
Series(Fuckboy Series Book 1)
Author(s): Tracy Burke
Length: 142 pages

Genre:  Erotica / M/M / M/F / Multiple Partners / Contemporary /


Blurb: Wanted – Fuckboy. Full-time hours, daily pay, 60/40 cut, you keep all tips. Must be appealing to the eye, have a body to die for, and be open minded to new adventures. Call 555-FUCK to get started today!

Down on his luck and hard up for cash, Colton Pierce answers an ad for a job as a fuckboy.

What’s a fuckboy you ask?

Colton’s about to find out.

Title: Demorn: City of Innocents
Series(The Asanti Series Book 2)
Author(s): David Finn
Length: 299 pages
PublisherFirethorn Publishing (January 14, 2016)

Genre:  Epic Fantasy / Lesbian / 


Blurb: Every exile longs for their homeland. Even the Wandering Princess of the Swords!

After two years Demorn has escaped the doomed Grave Dimension, her friend and fellow gun-slinging Innocent Alex in tow. They have fled the clutches of an imprisoned Elder God, as the reality virus of Ultimate Fate tore the dimension apart behind them...

Two years is a long time for an Innocent. Babelzon, her city, is burning. Demorn's patron is now at the mercy of the City Council he once owned. The Clubhouse is surrounded and Demorn is a myth that only some believe in.

Demorn's ruby heart is cold, the holy blade of Xalos unable to spawn for her. Old friends have fallen or are trapped. Demorn can see the bones of Ultimate Fate in the sky and the Tyrant oversees all.

Poisoned by the locket of a death god, every desperate deal Demorn has ever made will be called to account. She must save fellow Innocents from the depths of the Repeater Mall and the tricks of her enemies. She must save her brother from gazing too deep into the ruins of Asanti.

Escaping the Grave may have been no escape at all... Demorn must face the Tyrant. No Mercy!

Title: Dark Blood
Series: The Dark Blood, 1
Author(s): Caleb James
Length: 294 pages
PublisherDSP Publications (June 28, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Romantic Elements / Best Friend trope / Urban Fantasy / Suspense /


Blurb: Book One in the Dark Blood Saga

Handsome, brilliant, and surrounded by good friends, twenty-three-year-old medical student Miles Fox has a secret—and it’s not that he’s gay. Though he harbors a crush on his straight best friend, Luke. Miles, like his grandmother, Anna, possesses the healing gift, an ability she’s made him swear never to use or divulge, lest horrible things befall those he loves. It happened to her when Nazis butchered her family.

But it all goes to hell when Miles heals a terminally ill man on a New Orleans cancer ward and wakes locked in the psych unit. Worse, news of the healing miracle spreads. For millennia, its carriers have been hunted by those who would steal it. Dr. Gerald Stangl and his teenage son, Calvin, know what Miles possesses. They, like their predecessors, will stop at nothing to take it, including kidnapping, torture, and murder. As the Stangls' noose tightens, Miles and Luke are trapped in a death match with stakes higher than they could ever imagine.

Title: Where There's A Will
Series: Panopolis, 3
Author(s): Cari Z
Length: 223 pages
Publisher Riptide Publishing (April 30, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Urban Fantasy / Superheroes and Super Villains /


Blurb: Being a Hero in Panopolis means living the high life: parties, money, influence, even reality television. And I’m one of the most powerful Heroes in the city. I have plenty of fans, a manager who looks out for me (after himself), and a job that pays the bills. I should be enjoying myself.

Unfortunately, the downside of my superpower means I can’t touch anyone, which tends to put a damper on things. I probably don’t deserve all those perks anyway, since I’m working in secret with two of Panopolis’s biggest Villains to undermine GenCorp—my main sponsor and the company that controls what gets through my force field.

I obviously don’t trust my corporate overseers, but they’ve hired a new scientist who actually seems interested in helping me. Dr. Mansourian might have the answers to all my questions—not to mention a starring role in most of my dreams—but he’s hiding something big. If I let him have what he wants, I might not live to regret it.

Then again, the way things are going in Panopolis these days, I might not live either way.

* * * * * * *

This title can be read on its own, or enjoyed as part of the Panopolis series.

Title: Call off the Search
SeriesThe Comyenti Series Book 1
Author(s): Natasja Hellenthal
Length: 276 pages
PublisherBeyond Books Press; 4. edition (April 6, 2014)

Genre:  Young Adult / LGBT / Superheroes / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: One woman torn between two worlds... Can she make peace with her enemy, holding the key to her only chance of saving her mind-merging species from total annihilation?

The comyentis are different; beautiful and mysterious, possessing superpowers of which humans can only dream. And for this, they are hated, persecuted. Jealous of their ability to merge their minds with animals to instill their abilities, to empathise with other beings on a deep spiritual level, and to even hear their thoughts, people sought them out and destroyed them.

Halfling Sula - one of the last survivors of her kind - lives in hiding, searching for others of her kind. With not just her own life but her whole species' held precariously within her hands, she feels the weight of her responsibility.

As loneliness and alienation slowly engulf her, an attractive young human, Felix, enters her world and she is torn. Should Sula trust him? Can she afford not to?

Sula's life becomes further complicated when she meets the other last comyenti and is forced to make a decision. Follow her head or her heart?

Title: Oubliette
Series: The Poisoned Past, 1
Author(s): E.M. Prazeman
Length: 392 pages
PublisherWyrd Goat Press (July 2, 2015)

Genre:  Gay / Historical / Fantasy / Intrigue /


Blurb: Lord Jester Lark

President Rohn Evan’s term is in its summer hours, and the war seems far away. Lord Jester Lark’s greatest concern involves finding more time to spend with his lover and their adopted daughter.

Then the ships come. A massive fleet opens fire on Perida Bay, and an ambush lies in wait as Lark races home by starlight.


He’s a long way from jeweled, cultured Saphir, among scarred soldiers and rough-handed fishermen who mutter about him being a jester’s plaything. But he loves Mark, perhaps too much to leave.

Then the ships come. Verai gathers up little Ellen and rushes to meet his beloved in the safety of the court’s protective custody cells.

Mark never arrives.

The Church must uphold the law. The nobility must be honorable, fair, virtuous. The jesters help nobles survive a dangerous and duplicitous world by dealing with problems in ways that their masters can’t – at least, not in good conscience. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, anyway. But the longer Mark wears a jester’s mask, the less he trusts the nobility and the Church. Perhaps rightfully so, because when he’s ambushed, it’s not a jester that wants to take his freedom. It’s a creature of royal blood, bred into something inhuman, and it wants his loyalty, his voice, and his soul. As for the Church: It intends to cage him forever.

Title: Bound Guardian Angel
Series: All the King's Men, 7
Author(s): Donya Lynne
Length: 429 pages
PublisherPhoenix Press (May 2, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Bisexual / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: For almost two hundred years, Trace has searched for his mate. Now he’s met Cordray. Brash, sassy, and covered in tattoos, Cordray isn’t at all the type of female he thought his mate would be, but he can’t deny the way his body reacts every time she’s near. She calms him and sparks his desire in a way no one ever has, which terrifies him, because if she has that kind of power over him, what else is she capable of?

Cordray thinks Trace is the most exciting male she’s ever met, but she refuses to drop her guard and let him in. She loved deeply once, only to be spurned when her lover mated another. The heartbreak was so severe, she lost her ability to feel. Trace has reawakened her sense of touch, but she’s scared that if she takes another chance on love only to be rejected again, this time she’ll lose her life.

With both committed to pushing the other away, every conversation escalates into a war of words. But for these two, the fights are all just foreplay. It’s only a matter of time before their desire grows stronger than their resistance, and when it does, God help anyone—or anything—that tries to keep them apart.

WARNING: This book contains strong adult content and explicit sexual material.

Title: Willing Skin
Series: Space Grit, 4
Author(s): Ella Drake
Length: 207 pages

Genre:  Romance / Sci-Fi / Genetic Engineering / Alien Romance / Space Opera / Twelfth Night trope / Gender Swapping / Woman Disguised as a Man / Android / Cyborg /


Blurb: Sylla Viola has never put down roots. When she's forced to abandon her life, she leaves everything behind. Nothing to miss. Nothing to regret. Not even the loss of her body. Using a DNA mod that changes her into a male half-human Scoriah, she's poised to get away from the hunter on her trail. Until she runs into the one man who can see through her disguise. 

Docked at Station Viesel, Echtei Bronson helps a lost male Scoriah. One minute in his company threatens Echtei's control. One glimpse of the woman inside and he can't keep his hands off. One heated touch and he gives in to the need to wreak havoc on anyone who touches Sylla--a woman who could never stay with a man forever tied to family and home.

But even Echtei can't defeat what's chasing Sylla--a ruthless cyborg hunter who has shown that a Scoriah is no match for him. Echtei won’t give Sylla up without a fight. It's face the impossible or die trying, even if survival means war.

Willing Skin is a full-length science fiction romance, standalone novel in the Space Grit series with a happily ever after ending.

Warning: This novel is intended for readers 18 and older. It contains explicit female/male and (female as male)/male scenes, language, violence.

Title: Beastly Manor
Author(s): Alex Hall
Length: 293 pages
PublisherMadison Place Press (January 20, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Fantasy / Shifters / Fairy Tale Retold /


Blurb: Once upon a time in a faraway land a very wealthy merchant lived on a good piece of land just west of the hamlet we now call Littleton. The merchant was blessed with luck and guile, strong bones and sharp eyes, a pretty wife of gentle spirit, and four healthy children whom he called Faith, Hope, Beauty, and Corbin.

An LGBT twist on the classic love story.

TitleAboard in the Stars
Series: Galaxia Pirates, 1
Author(s): A.M. Halford
Length: 127 pages
PublisherSiren Publishing (March 26, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Space Pirates / 

Notes: Space Pirates...

Blurb: Tony ran from the arranged marriage his greedy parents set up for him. He meets and joins the Galaxia pirates, making a home amongst the worst of the solar system. Craig, first mate of the Galaxia pirates, returns after a personal vacation to find a new and interesting face amongst the crew. He instantly sets his sights to capturing the feisty navigator. Tony and Craig's awakening relationship is pulled into turmoil when mercenaries corner the Galaxia, demanding they hand over Antonio Santiago - Tony's past has officially caught up with him. Craig works to keep his lover out of the mercenary's hands, but there is a traitor on the ship that wants Tony gone. When Tony is handed over to the mercenaries, at the cost of one crewmember's life, Craig is frantic to find him and discover the traitor. Tony isn't just going to sit back either. He's determined to get out of the situation and back to the Galaxia and Craig's arms.

TitleClockwork Menagerie
Series: Shadows of Asphodel
Author(s): Karen Kincy
Length: 118 pages

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Historical / Steam Punk / 

Notesclockwork dragon

Blurb: 1914. Konstantin would love to hide in his laboratory and dissect the clockwork dragon captured from Russia, but the Archmages of Vienna have other plans. He finds himself shipped off to St. Petersburg as the scientific attaché to an ambassador. His orders? Look, but don’t touch. Of course, he considers this an impossible request with so much enemy technomancy to explore. 

To make matters worse, Konstantin has to work with the dashing zeppelin commander Himmel, a man who should also be untouchable. They can’t act on the smoldering attraction between them without risking it all. Faced with an illegal relationship and a devious rival technomancer, Konstantin might not return from this mission in Russia without conquering the forbidden.

TitleThe Pilgrim Heart
SeriesMaewyn’s Prophecy
Author(s): Emily Veinglory
Length: 100 pages
PublisherLoose Id LLC

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Fae / Fantasy / Paranormal /


Blurb:  Series: Maewyn’s Prophecy; 
Next Book: A Heart Aflame

The path of love has many trials…

Peter finds his true love in the form of Veleur, a silver-haired elven magician, but that is only the beginning. He is thrown in the midst of a group of magic-workers, persecuted by a secret religious order and proves completely unable to master his own natural powers. Just when he needs his lover the most, Peter’s left vulnerable and abducted by the League of Maewyn who seek to use his abilities to further their own despicable plans.

He stands alone and untrained against the insane ghost of one of the greatest wizards in history, the legendary St. Patrick. His only hope is that Veleur’s love will lead him to Peter’s side and his rescue.

Series(The Incubus Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Amanda Meuwissen
Length: 372 pages

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Nathan only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal. 

On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan Grier was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.

TitleAmorous Overnight
Author(s): Robin L. Rotham
Length: 330 pages

Genre:  Romance / Poly / Aliens / Sci-Fi / 

NotesBook 3 in the Aliens Overnight series. The other two books were published by Elora's Cave

Blurb: What's better than one hot alien at your service? Two hot aliens in your bed.
After four months of orbiting Earth in a spaceship bursting with sex-starved aliens, nurse Shelley Bonham will do just about anything to get off. The ship, that is. 

Not that the aliens aren't hot enough to put her hormones on red alert. In fact, the more time she spends with the Garathani leader Cecine and his personal guard Hastion, the more she wants them. Knowing what Cecine and Hastion are doing to each other when nobody's looking only makes it harder to keep her hands to herself.
But she's already been betrayed by one alien--her dead douchebag of a husband. Can she trust her future--and her children--to another?

Warning: Contains the usual Robin L. Rotham smorgasbord of m/m/f menage and D/s elements, plus a shipload of alien alphas in outer space.

TitleA Triad in Three Acts: The Complete Forester Trilogy
Author(s): Blaine D. Arden
Length: 289 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Poly / Fantasy / Fae / 


Blurb: "Your Path is muddy, Kelnaht, but don't think avoiding the puddles will make it easier to travel." Kelnaht, a cloud elf, is a truth seeker caught between love and faith, when a murder reveals an illicit affair between two tree elves he desires more than he can admit. Kelnaht's former lover Ianys once betrayed him, and the shunned forester Taruif is not allowed to talk to anyone but the guide, their spiritual pathfinder.

The guide mentioned puddles, but I envisioned lakes, deep treacherous lakes, and I was drowning. 

Then a stripling goes missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it's hard to keep the tribe's spirits up, more so when Kelnaht's own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester's apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence. Taruif could be set free.

“I have great responsibilities, but my path ahead is as foggy and blurred as the path behind me.” 

Later, when several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Ianys' daughter Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack.

"There is always a way." 

Kelnaht, Taruif, and Ianys are meant to be together, but old promises and the decree of the elders prevent them from claiming each other openly at Solstice. Kelnaht can investigate murder and foul play, but he can’t see how he can keep both his lovers without breaking the rules. But if he believes in the guide's words and trusts his faith in Ma’terra, they will find a way to clear the fog and puddles from their paths.

TitleMark of the Dragon
Series: Urban Dragon, 1
Author(s): JW Troemner
Length: 80 pages
PublisherJW Troemner; 1 edition (September 3, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 


Blurb: Rosario Hernandez doesn't ask for much. She'd like to sleep on a bed instead of a sidewalk, to know where her next meal is coming from, and maybe, if she's really feeling optimistic, to get a girlfriend. More than anything, though, she wants her best friend Arkay to not murder anyone— because Arkay is a dragon, claws and all, and she has a penchant for vigilante justice. When Arkay's latest escapade goes sour, Rosario gets stuck with a stolen van and a cooler full of human organs. Now they're on the run, and it's not just the cops who want answers. The owner of the cooler is still out there, and they want to replace what they've lost— by any means necessary.

TitleRight Through Me
Series: The Obsidian Files, 1
Author(s): Shannon McKenna
Length: 382 pages
PublisherShannon McKenna (July 23, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 


Blurb: Stranger, speak softly... 

Biotech tycoon Noah Gallagher has a deadly secret: his clandestine training as a super-soldier gives him abilities that go far beyond human. Yet he's very much a man. When Caro Bishop shows up at his Seattle headquarters with a dangerous secret agenda, his ordered life is thrown into chaos. Caro is a woman like no other—and her luminously sensual beauty cloaks a mystery he must solve.

Caro's lying low, evading a false charge of murder. She means to clear her name, and she'll do whatever it takes to survive—but seducing a man like Noah is more than she bargained for. His amber eyes have the strangest glow when he looks at her—she could swear he sees the secrets of her heart. The desire smoldering in Noah's eyes awakens her own secret hunger, but Caro has to resist his magnetic pull. Anyone close to her becomes a target. The only right thing to do is run, far and fast, but Caro can't outrun Noah's ferocious intensity—or deny the searing passion that explodes between them.

Nothing else matters—until a vicious enemy bent on the ultimate revenge puts his murderous plan into play. Noah and Caro must battle for their lives...and their love...

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Scheduled Releases For August #WerewolfsTale #ION2

With all the hubbub over wrapping up Releasing Chaos, the release of Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword almost sneaked up on me.

August 31st, the 2nd book in the I.O.N. series will be released. The story introduces a new set of characters. Beck's younger brother, Jude, has come to live with them and he's nursing a broken heart. Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword is his story but we also see development with Beck and Diego, this time from Beck's POV.

I'm excited to see what readers think of what happens in this urban fantasy world. The origin story for Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword has been with me for a while. I just didn't have a suitable plot to plug it into until I wrote Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger. This short series will have a couple of unusual origins for a couple more characters and I'll be taking a liberty or two with some better known ancient cultures. I really love applying the "what ifs" to things. :)

The blog tour for the release starts September 1st and will run through September 7th. I'll have more details in a couple of days. :)

Oh! I came up with a tag line that really fits.

The paranormal world fears them, 
but one man will endeavor to be their champion.

Release Date: August 31, 2016
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Artist: Aisha Akeju
Pre-Order Links: LT3


After he's kicked out for being gay, still reeling from being abandoned by the man he loves, Jude goes to live with his brother Beck, who thankfully is more than happy to take him in. But Jude has other secrets he's yet to share, for fear that even Beck will reject him, leaving him well and truly alone.

Then he draws the attention of werewolves, and discovers that everything he thought he knew about Levi, the man who abandoned him, is a lie. But one lie leads to another, ending in a vast conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything Jude loves—and that doesn't even begin to include the challenges that Beck is facing.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

Long, exhausting week. A few more days and I'm off to see Kenzie Cade!

Title: Demorn: Blade of Exile
Series: The Asanti Series, 1
Author(s): David Finn
Length: 318 pages
PublisherFirethorn Publishing (December 4, 2015)

Genre:  LGBTIAQ / Sci-Fi / Fantasy /


Blurb: Demorn will go anywhere, sell her blade to the gods themselves, to resurrect her dead girlfriend's soul!

Demorn has been the exile of dead world since she was thirteen. Reality has been infected, setting up different Universes and wiping the memories of the population throughout past and present. Her birthplace, Asanti was destroyed in aftershocks. It’s known as the Fracture Event.

She belongs to the Innocents, a Clubhouse of mercenaries and assassins based inside the future city of Babelzon.

Uncovering a terrifying conspiracy of multi-dimensional demon gods hiding in plain sight, she must risk everything in a desperate quest for something bigger than a bounty if Babelzon and everything she loves are to be saved!

Title: Anubis
Series: Earth Warriors, 2
Author(s): TA Chase
Length: 148 pages
PublisherMLR Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: In returning to Petra, Anubis must deal with memories of his lost love while protecting his new lover. 

Anubis has been an Earth Warrior for centuries and he never thought he'd return to the place where he died. Yet his next mission sends him back to Petra, his original home before the Gods chose to interfere in his life. He goes to Petra to authenticate some artifacts found at a dig site. There he meets Dr. Jamil Ahlid, the head archaeologist, and discovers someone he could love.

Dr. Jamil Ahlid has a once in a lifetime chance to dig at Petra and he discovers artifacts from an unheard of civilization. In doing so, he also uncovers something so dangerous that his very life could be forfeit. Meeting Anubis ends up being the best thing that happens to him. Especially when men come for what he's found.

Anubis has to call on his brothers, but will they be enough to keep Jamil alive and the artifact safe?

Title: Justice
Series: Bad Boys of X-Ops, 2
Author(s): Rie Warren
Length: 277 pages

Genre:  Romance / Contemporary / Military Men / Suspense / 

Notes: Reading this series because I wanted to read the 3rd book.

Blurb: Fight to win. 
Fight to survive.
Fight for love?


Let’s face it. I’ve got a bad rep with the ladies. I’m a rough-talking, smooth-loving, international playboy—yeah right, whatever—and an X-Ops specialist. Sure, I’m hiding a secret or two. Who isn’t? That’s the least of my concerns when I’m called in to lead an infiltrate-and-retrieve mission.

I’ve got my head in the game—the one firmly attached to my shoulders. An American embassy overseas is under siege, and I’m expecting to rescue the ambassador and his daughter, a stereotypical geeky damsel in distress, Matilda Lawless.

Caught in the crossfire between explosive danger and wild desire, I’m in for the shock of my life.


I’m not looking for any man to save me. I’m pretty damn capable of taking care of myself, thank you very much. I have a successful career and was practically born and bred on a gun range, even if I can’t bake a perfect biscuit to save my life like a good southern woman should.

But there’s just something about that hardcore operative called Justice. He’s haunted and lonely, and I know that pain inside and out. It doesn’t hurt one little bit he’s been blessed with more than his fair share of good looks, plus a body that would make any red-blooded woman drool.

Barricaded inside the embassy, under my father’s shrewd eyes, I intend to have Justice no matter how many times he says he’s not good enough. I see the way he watches me. With dirty, sexy, hungry lust.

Fighting is what Justice does. Now I need him to fight for me.

Warning: Graphic sex, graphic action, graphic language. Triple X caution.

Title: Amnesia
Author(s): Sean Michael
Length201 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Contemporary / Gay / 2nd Time Around /


Blurb: Who wouldn’t want a do over? 

When Thaine wakes up in the hospital after a bull-riding injury, he immediately asks for his lover, Jerry. He has no idea who this man next to his bed is, despite the fact Drew insists they have been an item for the last five years.

Thaine’s best friend, Jesse, calls Jerry. He thinks it’s a pretty crappy thing to do to the new boyfriend, but tells himself it’s unlikely Jerry will come after so many years. He also doesn’t get why Thaine would pass up the opportunity to be with Drew since he’s young, optimistic, and hardworking. In short, everything Jesse ever wanted in a man.

Jerry still carries a torch for his cowboy, so when Thaine asks to go home with him to recover, Jerry agrees. At first they pick up their intense physical relationship right where they left it before the breakup. Jesse, in turn, consoles the now homeless Drew and offers him quite a bit more than a shoulder to cry on. But in the back of all the men’s minds loom Thaine’s lost five years.

Title: A Time to Rise
Series: Apocalypse of Angels
Author(s): Tal Bauer
Length: 319 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: History says the Knights Templar were destroyed in 1307. History is wrong.

Vampires haunt the sewers beneath Rome, revenants desecrate graveyards, ghouls devour helpless passersby, and incubi stalk dark alleys and seedy nightclubs in Italy’s capital. Deep in the Vatican, a brotherhood exists, sworn protectors of the earth, and they stand firm against monsters from the dark depths. Operating in secret and silence, they protect our world from the sinister, the etheric, and the evils that exist beyond the Veil.

But it’s a lonely life, and Alain Autenberg knows that more than most. His lover was ripped from him years ago, and he vowed never to get close to another soul again. Even when the loneliness presses down on him, and his empty heart cries out for something more.

Something more comes in Cristoph Hasse, a new soldier arriving in Rome to serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Young, brash, and fitting in at right angles everywhere he goes, Cris struggles in the murky, deceptive labyrinth of the Vatican. Propelled forward by a past he can’t understand, Cris collides with Alain, and both men crash headfirst into the darkest secret of the Vatican…and of the world.

Title: City of Hope and Ruin
Series: Fractured World
Author(s): Kit Campbell, Siri Paulson
Length: 326 pages
PublisherTurtleduck Press (May 11, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / High Fantasy /


Blurb: Every night the monsters hunt. 

A city that is the whole world: Theosophy and her companions in the City militia do their best to protect the civilians from the monsters, but they keep crawling from the Rift and there’s nowhere to run. Theosophy knows she’ll die fighting. It’s the best kind of death she’s seen, and at least she can save lives in the meantime.

They say the Scarred carve you up while you’re still alive.

A village in the shadow of a forest: Refugees from the border whisper about the oncoming Scarred, but Briony can’t convince her brother to relocate his children to safety. Briony will do anything to protect them. She owes them that much, even if it means turning to forbidden magic.

When Theosophy and Briony accidentally make contact across the boundaries of their worlds, they realize that solutions might finally be within reach. A world beyond the City would give Theosophy’s people an escape, and the City’s warriors could help Briony protect her family from the Scarred. Each woman sees in the other a strength she lacks—and maybe something more.

All they need to do is find a way across the dimensions to each other before their enemies close in.

Title: Hidden: Evils
Series: Hidden, 2
Author(s): Jo Tannah
Length: 179 pages
PublisherWayward Ink Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Suspense / Mystery / Horror? / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: Sebastian Torres is a healer and midwife both by trade and by calling. He’s spent the past three years as the only male midwife in a local hospital.

Anthony Craig is intrigued by Sebastian, finding him professional and attractive; although, he can’t help wondering why Sebastian never dates the same man twice.

When several pregnant women die in maternity wards a few states away, their fetuses missing, the police are baffled at the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As the number of deaths escalates, Sebastian suspects a monster of legend, rather than one of the human variety, is responsible.

Sebastian knows he is the only thing standing in the monster’s way, but in order to save innocent lives he must reveal his secret to Anthony.

Will Sebastian’s revelation prove too much and drive Anthony away?

TitleThe Raven and the Reindeer
Author(s)T. Kingfisher
Length: 191 pages
PublisherRed Wombat Tea Co. (February 7, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Fairy Tale Retold / 


Blurb: When Gerta’s friend Kay is stolen away by the mysterious Snow Queen, it’s up to Gerta to find him. Her journey will take her through a dangerous land of snow and witchcraft, accompanied only by a bandit and a talking raven. Can she win her friend’s release, or will following her heart take her to unexpected places? 

A strange, sly retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s "Snow Queen," by T. Kingfisher, author of "Bryony and Roses" and "The Seventh Bride."

Series: Thaumaturge, 2
Author(s): Cal Matthews
Length: 228 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Vampire / 


Blurb: Ebron White has never thought of himself as a murderer. In fact, he’s always been the exact opposite – he has the power to raise the dead. But a fatal encounter with a murderous band of witches has changed his life, and left him with a whole host of problems. 

Like his guilty conscience. 

And the corpse hidden in his bathroom.

Together with his vampire boyfriend, Ebron is trying to get rid of the bodies and get his life back together. But his powers are starting to get attention – and Ebron and Leo may be facing bigger problems than either of them imagined.

Book Two of the Thaumaturge Series.

Title: Blood of the Demon
Series: The Silver Legacy, 3
Author(s): Alex Westmore
Length: 262 pages
PublisherBroad Winged Books (October 19, 2015)

Genre:  Romance / Urban Fantasy / Lesbian /


Blurb: When another legacy demon hunter goes missing in New Orleans, it’s up to Denny Silver to track him down. Not an easy task, considering the hordes of demons escaping through a dimensional rift created by a powerful voodoo Priestess—all of whom Denny must fight as she makes her way deeper and deeper into the haunted city. 

The body count quickly rises, forcing Denny, her witch, and some formidable new friends to seek help from the mysterious people living on the bayou… people Denny’s sure would just as soon help the demons as help in her quest.

Can Denny rescue the lost hunter before this surge of demons wipes New Orleans off the map? The clock is ticking, and if Denny fails in her mission, the flood of evil entering the city will soon drown every living soul in the Blood of the Demon.

Title: The Scholar's Heart
SeriesChronicles of Tournai Book 3
Author(s)Antonia Aquliante
Length: 294 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / 


Blurb: A Tale of Tournai 

Youngest son of a royal duke, Etan is a scholar at heart who juggles his work for the prince with his studies of the history and legends of Tournai, something of particular interest to him because he shares the magical Talent that runs in the royal bloodline. Etan’s peaceful world turns upside down when his best friend—the man he secretly loves—unexpectedly marries a woman. Though Tristan values his friendship with Etan and has always been attracted to him, he is a dutiful son, raised to shoulder responsibility for the family business one day. That day comes far sooner than anticipated, and he makes a deathbed promise to his father to marry the woman his father chose and become head of the company and family.

A year later, Tristan is a widower with an infant daughter and a mother who demands he marry again quickly—something Tristan resists. Circumstances throw Etan and Tristan together, and even as they succumb to the desires they’ve always harbored, Etan battles his feelings, wary of being cast aside again. When Tristan’s daughter is kidnapped, Etan and Tristan must come together to find her, find the person responsible, and support each other through the ordeal… and maybe beyond.

Title: Devil's Gamble
Author(s): Tess Barnett
Length: 262 pages
PublisherCorvid House Publishing (July 22, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb:Caleb Durant is half demon. His other has spent his entire life telling him that he's the Antichrist, destined for great and evil things.

He's mostly just trying to pass Calculus.

After being forced to move to a small country town after his principal suffers a fatal and not-entirely-unintentional accident, Caleb hopes he can at least get some solitude.

But Andras, his demonic guardian, has made a friendly wager with an angel, and Caleb's soul is the prize.

Isaac Mitchell, the sheltered Southern Baptist tasked by an Angel of the Lord to turn Caleb toward the light, is determined to keep his new friend on the straight and narrow.

Isaac himself, however, is having some trouble remembering to keep his task and his feelings separate.

Title: A Trust to Follow
Author(s): Diana Waters
Length: 62 pages
PublisherWayward Ink Publishing (May 26, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Prince Daymon is an Evoker—possessor of rare and feared magical powers.

When he is captured by bandits who plan to use his gifts for their own benefit he must depend upon his lover to come to his rescue.

Rhyder is captain of Daymon’s personal guard and the legendary ‘Lion of the West’, but can he reach the man he loves before it’s too late?

Title: Love in Retrograde
Author(s): Charlie Cochet
Length: 76 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Enthusiastic, play-it-safe Kelly Sutton is an American intern at the Photonic Royal Society in New London. He’s been working on Project Mars for over a year, a mission kept so secret by the society even Kelly doesn’t know exactly what it is. What Kelly does know is his contribution to the task will benefit mankind, and that’s enough for him. 

Kelly’s world turns upside down when concerns over his mentor's behavior lead Kelly to investigate and stumble upon a wicked truth. What is supposed to be a project to advance human life turns out to be an endeavor capable of mass destruction. The terrifying reality forces Kelly to choose between looking the other way to keep his job, as he’s always done, or risking his career and even his life to do the right thing by saving the man who’s captured his heart.

Title: The Assembly
Series: Red Jade, 3
Author(s): Stephen J. Wolf
Length: 543 pages

Genre:  Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery / LGBTIAQ Characters


Blurb: The ebb and flow of power... 

With one jade left to reclaim, the team fractures, further jeopardizing Dariak's quest for peace. Heading deeper into Hathreneir, he seeks the final shard. 

The war between the two kingdoms escalates as troops are stationed at the borders and skirmishes erupt. Time is running out for Dariak to unify the shards and make his power known to the kings. 

Pushing through the growing battles, Kitalla sets her personal goals aside to rebuild their team and reclaim the balance that is missing from her life. 

Only with the will of the jades can the companions hope to overcome the odds and assemble the Red Jade at last. Delminor's legacy looms before them all.

Title: Sword of Logres
Series The Chronicles of Logres: Sword of Logres: Part 1, Vol 2
Author(s)Philip Ambrose
Length: 87k
Publisher: Wild City Press

Genre: Romantic Elements /  Gay / Action-Adventure / Fantasy / Paranormal / Sci-Fi / Time Travel / Series /
Notes: I could only find this on the publisher's website.

Blurb: Marcus and Toby, two young students have established themselves in a parallel world. Now they must fight, not only for their fledgling relationship, but for their lives. Marcus is drawn ever closer to a charismatic but troubled Duke, while Toby finds he is linked to an ancient destiny.

Around them sinister enemies, human and inhuman, gather. Who can they trust, and will their new-found love survive?

Logres is a kingdom akin to Tudor England, where life is brutal. The two lads travel from the barren Wildernesse to the fascinating vibrant capital city of Avalondun, where their fate awaits…

Title: The Archer's Heart
Series: Book Three of Three
Author(s): Astrid Amara
Length: 185 pages
PublisherBlind Eye Books (September 1, 2008)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy /


Blurb: In the ancient kingdom of Marhavad, noblemen dominate the lower castes, wielding mystic weapons, known as shartas, against any who oppose them. For generations the rule of Marhavad’s kings has been absolute. But now the line of succession is divided, and whispers of revolution are heard in even the royal palace.

Keshan Adaru, an outspoken man of unearthly charms, welcomes these changes. All his life he has foreseen an uprising that will shatter the castes and end the tyranny of the old laws. His visions have driven him but now, at the brink of their fulfillment, he finds himself obsessed with Prince Jandu Paran– a man whose entire family must be destroyed if the kingdom is to be freed.

Tarek Amia would gladly see Jandu Paran brought low. Born the son of a charioteer, Tarek has no love for the royal princes who have slighted and insulted him all his life. Only Keshan’s philosophies have elevated him from the brutal ranks of common soldiers. Tarek owes Keshan his devotion, but he is a pragmatic man and when he discovers Keshan’s reckless affair he realizes that Keshan may have to be sacrificed for the sake of his own revolution.

Young Prince Jandu Paran has never concerned himself with court intrigue. His life has been dedicated to the lordly art of archery and mastering the immense powers of the shartas. Handsome and arrogant, he is sure that no man can surpass him and yet Keshan Adaru’s mere touch brings Jandu to his knees. But his desire for Keshan is more than forbidden; it threatens to destroy Jandu’s pride, position and family. In the midst of this turmoil, an unspeakable event forces Jandu to redefine the meaning of honor and loyalty.

And now, as armies arise to war, each man must decide where his allegiance lies and what he will sacrifice in his heart and on the battlefield.

Title: Jane
Series: Three J'amigos, 2
Author(s)Rose Montague
Length: 206 pages

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Jane & Jade are chasing the Devil around the world. That's probably not the smartest thing to do and when the hunters become the hunted, the action really gets rocking, leading to a non-stop thrill ride of a road trip. Vampires and Shifters, Angels and Demons, throw in a giant troll and some witches and you've got a paranormal war. 

That doesn't leave much time for romance but there is a wedding, and a funeral, and both are ones you don't want to miss. Take a ride with Jane & Jade!

Title: The Edge of Desperation
Series: Wielder World Series, 1
Author(s): Nat Kennedy
Length: 107 pages
PublisherLagomorph Press (May 25, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / New Adult / College / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Gay /


Blurb: Assistant Professor Reggie Wolfe has simple goals: to help his engineering students succeed and to stop male Wielders from falling into Taint without drawing attention from the Bureau of Wielder Services. A select few can Wield the Nerve of the World. Women Wielders do so freely, without any repercussions. For men, it's another story. They fight Taint and Corruption for the same power. 

Reggie's easy life upends when Kyle, a young male Wielder, lands at his feet, trapped in his Taint and pursued by the very criminal Wielder cults the Bureau is fighting. As the two work to control Kyle's Taint, Reggie realizes he will do everything he can to help Kyle, even follow him into darkness.

Edge of Desperation is the exciting opening novella to the Wielder World series—gay urban fantasy full of magic, suspense, and dedication born of trial and blood.

Title: The Prince
Author(s): EM Leya
Length: 325 pages
PublisherE.L. Publishing; 1 edition (July 12, 2015)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Royalty / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Alex thought he'd spend the rest of his life living peacefully in his village with his family, but his destiny changes when the prince comes to town seeking a cure for his sister. Alex has what the prince needs, but giving it will cost Alex everything he knows. 

Taken to live and work for the prince, a new world opens to him. He sees and learns things that he could never imagine, and even though the prince makes it clear he desires more than a working relationship, Alex refuses.

When a violent attack changes everything, Alex has no choice but to let the prince get closer to help him heal, not just his body, but also his heart.

Giving in to his desires has a price and fate plays an unfair hand, forcing both Alex and his prince to make choices that will affect their futures forever.

Title: Walking With the Dead
Series: Ronin Collection, 2
Author(s): PL Nunn
Length: 264 pages

Genre:  Gay / Romantic Elements / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Book 2 of my Ronin Warrior fiction collection. 

This book features Walking with the Dead.

The soul of the long dead Egyptian queen Seiji picked up in hell, surges back, desperate to reclaim her former life and power, and not hesitating to subsume Seiji and destroy his friends in the process.

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